Climate Change, (In)Security and Women’s Stories in the Lake Chad Region

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Climate Change, (In)Security and Women’s Stories in the Lake Chad Region


Global Friday Presents
Dr. Gabriel Daust
Assistant Professor, Global and International Studies
UNBC

overview: Over the past decade, Lake Chad, which lies between Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, has been brought to international debate as a key example of the conflict and security implications of climate change. Accounting for the role of climate change in the conflict around Lake Chad is being advanced by regional heads of state, regional organizations, United Nations agencies, external political leaders, think tanks, and others, and covers a geopolitical, economic and climatic spectrum. tied to -Relevant subject – despite lack of meaningful evidence. In this broader debate, women leaders and activists in the region have called for “climate (unsafe) ” Mobilized the story. This talk will explore the broader emergence and circulation of narratives about climate change and the conflict in the Lake Chad region, how leading women leaders and activists have defined and discussed the idea of ​​climate (unsafe), and what these Consider what it is. The stories may teach us about the meaning, nature and experience of (in) climate-related security.

Speaker bio: Dr. Gabrielle Daoust’s research focuses on the political economy of conflict, peacebuilding, and development (with a focus on educational development). The relationship between the environment and climate change, water, and insecurity, including impacts on conflict and migration. Experiences of violence in international interventions. Their research focuses specifically on the Lake Chad region and Sudan and South Sudan. Over the past decade, they have been involved in a number of policy and practice focused research projects with international organizations such as UNICEF and UK government agencies. Dr. Doust completed her PhD and Postdoctoral Fellowship in International Relations at the University of Sussex (UK).

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